But I'm ahead of myself here...Saturdaystarted l ike many do, a Coffee session at Diamonds. This one was different however in that we were graced with Eric and his lovely bride's first visit. Now they both have seen and can bear witness to why we are the way we are.
Not long after 9, it was time to head downtown for the Minneapolis IMS gathering at the Convention Center.
Progressive was there....didn't see Flo but did see a couple of Flo-like young women.
Once again this year, not too many photos. I DID do a lot of yakking with friends, never having to walk very far between visit stops.
One of only a few Ducati's on the floor...
Many examples of electric machines, small and large.
There were wheelies....
Later, Saturday evening, a SOLD OUT Leo Kottke show at the Sheldon Theater....I didn't even need a coat to walk there a few doors away.
I overheard the gentleman next to me say to his wife, "There's a lot of old people here...." and he was right. My Feet Are Smiling, not my first LP but darn close was released while I was in high school.
As I've heard before, last night he finished his set with, "OK, that was my last one and now I'm going to do the encore....that way we can all leave together..." I enjoyed last night's show as much, probably more so than that first show long ago.
This morning (Sunday) it was just too nice out to be inside...
On a Sunday morning sidewalk.... I was actually feeling quite good.
A very long CN northbound....
Ice flows crinking along....in a few months the monster paddlewheelers will be docking here.
Ice fishermen on the ice early, a bay off the river. I was hoping to get footage of one of them driving out onto the ice. Instead, I was only making the patrolling Sheriff nervous.
Slippery sidewalks....the snow a better path than what often only looked like bare pavement...warm enough this morning to put water on top of ice.
After my walk, back to the farm to get some work done in the shop but first, a stop at the fabric store. Peg probably has a truckload of batting somewhere but I can't always expect her help; I need to figure out a few things on my own.
Some things I need are no longer available.
We're getting there, lots of little things that need attention, lubrication, corrosion removal, adjustment, etc. Some friends were actually out today or so they claimed with our abundance of abundant mild weather. In our downtown location we hear train and vehicle traffic, some of that vehicle traffic this afternoon was motorcycles, of that I'm certain.